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, onewas coming to a a of the big interests in alo and huffington post, walter manchin the field, one of the first things that people said to me was, aol lost his way not because of the business model but because of the community and the ability for people to actually comment on what was happening. as i travel around, whether people commenting on articles they saw or things that they did, one of the most disappointing things that happened at the aol's community- based was not being able to comment. all the common in technology was stripped off of the company. we went from the most engage community to the least engaged in the world. i think that area and i brought that back. when aol went down, they took that away. a lot of the features in facebook were things that he grew up using on a a well. it's an important part of our business in the future. >> for those of us old enough, we remember when you dial up aol and you hear that iconic modem sound and the "you've got mail" peace. to go back to that, you have a startup incubating in a large corporation. is it important for the user to kn
choices today -- do we want to keep repeating ourselves or do we want to look at the big car rise in and do inspirational things we have already challenged ourselves to do? my generation, together with those that followed, built the isf. today anash @ -- nasa and the others want to touch an asteroid and move to mars. the status quo is no longer exceptional. -- acceptable. the students and early career scientist had a ton of energy and enthusiasm. they are excited about the chance to do something new, to be it on the ground floor of the next big frontier of human exploration. to put their big ideas into practice, and they should be. if you are studying in a stems discipline today, you love a great career ahead you, not just at nasa but at other government agencies and academia. when that final shuttle landing occurs, and the cheers and jeers subside, we will keep on moving to where we want to go next. your kids and my grandkids will do things that today we can barely dreamed of. our nation has made great progress the west's history by innovating solutions to meet grand challenges,
on energy prices. by the way, there was a big argument on at in "the economist." what has happened is, information technology greatly increase liquidity has transformed that. there is not a consensus within the financial pages that people talk about the impact of speculation. it is a given. republicans are trying to keep them from doing anything about speculation. those are the had on a tax that we have. there is a more subtle one, this attack on a risk retention. i believe that risk retention is the single most important piece of this bill. you know, the response when we used to say there was a problem, what was supposed to be the substitute for risk retention -- the rating agencies. the rating agencies were the ones. you did not need to have the latter worry about this because you could go ask the rating region -- agencies. now, the rating agencies are trying to overdo it. the people who told us that subprime loans were good are now telling us that it is not good. i think they were wrong in both times. that is one of the things that i really wanted to address now. it does of all me
of the big argument in washington, d.c. right now is allegedly over raising the debt limit, but what's really going on is competing plans about budget cutting which amounts essentially to dieses investment. given the economic realities, can you just outline for us the differences that we can expect to result from on the one hand investment in the economy if the politicians were willing to do something like that, or on the other hand, budget cutting that they're talking about so much. >> well, thank you, bob. i want to start in my answering the question where rich led off that, you know, this is a choice. the unemployment that we have in front of us is something that policymakers can do something about, and as the economist up here on the panel, i want to leave the audience with one thing which is that if we do -- what we do that is good for workers in this economy will also be good for the economy overall so often here in washington, and that's the way the deficit conversations are going, it's as hoe there's this big difference we need to deal with the deficit because that's good for the econ
for the tabloids. host: what about the broadsheets? guest: it is known occasionally. there was a big scandal about mp's expenses last year, which came from information that is the voice of -- information that is the will serve and got on a computer disk. my newspaper paid for that because they thought it was in the public interest. that is a rare instance of a broadsheet paper paying for information. for the tabloids, we call it checkbook journalism. salacious information about a night out on the town with a celebrity or pop star or encounters with celebrities. that culture has grown and become more insidious over the past 20 or 30 years. host: how would you describe, to help put it in perspective -- by the way, we will put the numbers on the screen as we continue this conversation about the phone hacking investigation in the u.k. prime minister cameron spoke this morning at a problem about it and we carry that live on c- span -- spoke this morning in parliament about it and we carry that live on c-span2. we carry rupert murdoch and rebekah brooks yesterday and we will speak about that. how do you
court term began, two of the big lens or person in the cases come if you protest a chemist vendor versus phelps in the videogame case from which ended at being caught brown v. entertainment software association. both of those cases brought with them the chance to explore first amendment issues in the internet era and they ended up really not doing that at all. the funeral case had a component to it involving an online screed against their parents of corporal snyder, which the court completely declined to address it all and instead look at it as a type of dinner plates. the videogame case again had the potential of looking at whether this new medium has something different than the other new media that arose over the centuries, but instead decided it did not impose either unanimous word you unanimous holdings getting to that resold. we have as well i suppose we should be grateful for arizona's contribution to the supreme court docket with the tuition tax credit case in the clean elections case which was perhaps again i say the clean elections case the perhaps most predictable outcome, the
that of the assistant attorney general for the antitrust christine varney is stepping down and there's a big merger in the at&t t-mobile merger that needs a thorough and expeditious review, and i would hope that her stepping down doesn't believe that. i think we could get that done by the end of the year in a fare, faeroe manor. but i have been in a dialogue with chairman genachowski about making sure that we move as quickly as we can on the merger review process as there are a lot of problems with how the commission under both republicans and democrats have conducted themselves in terms of taking too long or imposing conditions that have absolutely nothing to do with the substance of the merger itself. so congress could look at it and there could be a statutory provision certainly, but the best thing to do would be to honor its own 180 dÉjÀ clock. >> just to add something we from time to time work with the fcc on the merger views and from our perspective, you don't deserve a particular outcome, but to do preserve a sort of speedy resolution. sometimes it takes longer with documents but that's wh
responsive because we make a big move like this there's a possibility of bottle necks or other problems you don't foresee. >> earlier today in my first round of questioning you indicated the agency is going to work hard to have a balance between regulatory actions and environmental oversight can also economic development and maximizing value of the taxpayers assets so my last question is will you commit to ensure the american people the department of interior to the extent you can speak for them will fulfill its obligation to promote the economic well-being of the country and the citizens while on the other hand regulates the safety of offshore operations? >> yes and to be clear its boem and bsef it will be expeditiously developing resources with adequate protection to the environment. >> we have your commitment? >> yes. estimates before. >> the time has expired. the gentleman from georgia, mr. harris. specs before mr. chairman and mr. bromwich for appearing to be my little concerned with the response to the gentleman from new jersey that you gave that we have folks in charge of the departm
on every aspect of our society to get this problem under control. >> [inaudible] >> everyone agrees a big deal with the best. the president says that. i believe that. the folks behind the believe that. we still believe it is possible to have a comprehensive proposal here that in a serious way addresses this enormous debt problem we have. i have not given up hope that that may happen yet. thanks a lot. >> a group of senate democrats held their own news conference, where they reiterated their demand that any budget agreement include more tax revenues from those making more than a million dollars a year. this news conference begins with a michigan senator. this is half an hour. >> good afternoon. on april 15, the house of representatives voted to end medicare. the wanted to use that money to balance the budget. rather than using it to balance the budget, they used it for huge new giveaways to millionaires and special interests. their plan protect spending on massive tax earmarked for drug companies, oil companies, companies that outsource jobs, and well-connected special interests. let me ju
procedure, the regular order but have attempted to solve this big problem in secret, behind closed doors with just a few people. i believe that is contrary to the historical understanding of the role of congress and i'm not happy about it, i oppose it and i object to it and i expect an appropriate amount of time to consider whatever plan comes >> with titles like "slander," and coulter has something to say. now, your chance to talk to the best-selling author. in death, for three hours starting at noon on both tv. >> the former u.s. comptroller general david walker of the nation pose a growing debt and budget deficit challenges. from "washington journal,", this is 30 minutes. the former u.s. comptroller general and now founder and ceo of the comeback american initiative, david walker print a good morning. forve said it is a bad idea the congress and president to flirt, so to speak, with the august 2nd deadline of hitting a possible debt default. what do you think is going on right now and are concerned there is not a deal in place yet? guest: i am concerned. if everybody is true to their
objective of the reform is the madigan threats to stability imposed by the too big to fail problem. here in the act takes a two- pronged approach. this includes enhanced risk based requirement, credit limits, stress testing, and remediation regime and activities restrictions. the fed and other agencies face the challenge of aligning regulation with international agreements. these efforts are going well. the federal reserve and expects to issue rules over site of cfis this summer and we are on schedule to implement basel 3. and being too big to fail requires allowing a cfi to fail. the second part of the act empowers the fed and the fdic to reduce the affect on the system in the event of a failure to tools such as liquidation of authority and approve a resolution planning. the federal reserve is working with the fdic to thecfis prepare for resolution by adopting living wills. the joint rule is expected this summer. reducing the likelihood of a severe crisis requires strengthening the resilience of markets an infrastructure. toward that end, provisions to improve the transparency and stabi
, it made taxpayer-funded bailouts illegal, so taxpayers don't have to foot the bill if a big bank goes under. second, it said to wall street firms, you can't take the same kind of reckless risks that led to the crisis. and third, it put in place the stronger -- the strongest consumer protections in history. now, to make sure that these protections worked - so ordinary people were dealt with fairly, so they could make informed decisions about their finances - we didn't just change the law. we changed the way the government did business. for years, the job of protecting consumers was divided up in a lot of different agencies. so if you had a problem with a mortgage lender, you called one place. if you had a problem with a credit card company, you called somebody else. it meant there were a lot of people who were responsible, but that meant nobody was responsible. and we changed that. we cut the bureaucracy and put one consumer watchdog in charge, with just one job -- looking out for regular people in the financial system. now, this is an idea that i got from elizabeth warren, who i firs
really big changes. we were there when he finally deliver the constitution. i think it was the 18th of june, and indeed he has really gone a long way relatively speaking when you are thinking of all the other monarchies in the arab world, toward beginning to share power. a couple of things are worth noting. he has committed himself to appointing a prime minister from the party that wins elections even if it is opposition or whoever it is. that is extraordinary when you think of what is going on in the other monarchies in the arab world. he has given the parliament much more power to enact laws, propose bills and enact laws. the prime minister is much longer. he is beginning to share security issues with a national security council that has civilians on it. so he is definitely beginning to move. exactly how this new constitution, how it will work out we don't know but at least he is beginning to move and king of morocco is way ahead of all the monarchs in the arab world. now i just want to finish on the development issue, and talk a little bit about the economic problems of egypt and
, vote for this amendment. mr. president, how big is this scheme? well, here's what our own permanent subcommittee on investigations has told us: "experts have estimated that the total loss to the treasury from offshore tax evasion alone approaches $100 billion per year, including $40 billion to $70 billion from individuals and another $30 billion from corporations engaging in offshore tax evasion. abusive tax shelters add tens of billions of dollars more." mr. president, you want to lock in these abuses? you prefer to pay more in taxes yourself so that people can engage in these scams? vote for this amendment. vote for the legislation that's before us. vote for what is on the floor because you'll protect them forever more. mr. president, i end as i began. this is perhaps the most ill-conceived, ill-considered, internally inconsistent legislation that i have ever seen in my 25 years in the united states senate. i hope my colleagues have the wisdom to vote "no." i thank the chair and yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator indiana. mr. coats: mr. president, i just would lik
supervision who will be in the tanks, the 111 largest financial and petitions in the country, very big financial institutions, checking to see if they are complying with current laws. this is about expanding the law. this is taking the 19 statutes out there that are currently seven different agencies, bring it to one place. we will have people who will be in those things, looking at books, looking at records, determining whether or not -- >> you also auctioning by reference the current complacent? >> yes, sir. >> when you're in the banks, what are the statutory obligations with respect to their compliance with u.n. are you any resistant? >> congressman, were not there yet. we will go to the first time next thursday is the first day that we'll statutorily up great to show up at the bank. now i do want to overpromise. we can't go to every bank on the first day, but we are putting in place our plan for how to get out there. >> so walk me through that. you knock on the door of the bank president, call ahead of time, send a letter, what do you do? >> we send the letter. we had to do serious
for the agency and mr. frumkin has been a big part of the efforts to make progress on this issue. and finally, jennifer you'll who has been with the agency for 18 years. she is a doctorate in nuclear engineering from m.i.t. and in fact the nrc health provider the opportunity to pursue the study's. right now she helps makes decisions on where the nrc spends its research money, to best advance the science and nuclear safety. most recently she was part of a 24/7 operation center team during the japan crisis and because of her expertise she was asked to serve on the international atomic energy agency fact-finding mission to japan. these three outstanding and perfection of their representatives of the thousands of individuals who work day in and day out to make sure we meet our responsibilities for nuclear safety to the public. now i'm sure the recent events in japan in their implications for how we approach nuclear safety in this country are foremost in everyone's minds. since the events began to unfold four months ago, the nrc has taken strong and immediate actions to ensure the continued safety
have fixed unit prices so the only thing would be big quantities. an example would be that on at the road, it would cost $4.40 per cubic meter for excavation. that holds, and if it costs more than that, the unit price does not change. what changes are quantities. the quantities are monitored every day, every dump truck, to make sure that however many cubic meters are pulled out of a particular sector or in fact accounted for. we tried as best we can add to balance aspects of at fixed prices as well as cost-plus. >> more opportunities at the subcontractor level? >> it is a smaller contract that is defined -- that is the key, if you can define what the work is -- then it is certainly possible. >> thank you. one final thing i want to say. just as we're concerned with the safety and security of our troops, for your employees and subcontractors, we wish them well. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you both for being here. we appreciate it, and we will follow up with we get additional questions. i want to second senator portman's -- while our job is to oversee the mone
forendf yesterday calling and echoing my call to end subsidies for big oil. it is they call it received a bipartisan vote here in the bipj senate, a bipartisan majority vote here in the senate, but of course did not pass because of mar colleagues insistence on a r filibuster or a supermajority ie the.put the but it is time for our friends on the other side of the aisle put the interest of taxpayers ahead of big oil and allow these wasteful subsidies to finally end. as the president said, we have t strategies to reduce the deficit like my legislation to cut oil a subsidies thatdy are already introduced and ready to go now we have to do is pass it. a vote to allow that to happeneo is a simple choicene for everyod in this chamber. are you on the side ofn working-class families and o seniors or aren't you on theefit side of b,ig oil? saving now, they're lots of ways to cur the deficit, but saving taxpayer subsidies for big oil while anda medicare is not in my mind a solution. it makes no sense, mr. president to get a taxpayer-funded subsidb to the big five oil companies ol earning $12 billi
't particularly like bad acronym. >> it's not my favorite either. >> this is a big deal. in i don't dig it should be trivialized and i think it is one area where there is not enough done that there is not enough central administration of budget authority. >> ride, so i will stick with national intelligence manager. and, i think the challenge is that we do face a much more difficult vegetarian byram and then we did in the last few years and i fully appreciate that reality. i've seen it in my role at nsa where i have been part of the senior leadership meetings about how nsa is going to react and respond to the budget constraints that we are likely to face, that we will face. the question will be, how do we make sure that we are focusing on the right priorities as a community and how do we achieve efficiencies where we can in order to meet the challenge that the current budget environment proposes? >> well, you see, from my point of view counterterrorism is extraordinarily important. is vital to the protection of the homeland. therefore having a strategy and an approach to it and a pattern and a pra
support it in a way that is reasonable and balanced. host: let me get to one other big topic and then we will start taking calls. that is the medicare debate. what do you think of paul ryan's medicare plan? guest: i think there are too few big steps and not enough baby steps. i think it is critical for us. i was willing to vote on the medicare part d which a handful of our democrats did that with president bush because i could not imagine a health-care program for seniors without prescription drugs being integrated into it. was it perfect? no. did it take the necessary steps to get us started on that discussion and debate and the evolution of a senior health care plan that had prescription drugs? yes, it did. i think that is how we have to approach medicare. a baby girl born today as a 50% chance or better of living to 100 my husband's grandmother passed away a couple of years ago one a week shy of 112 living in her own home. these are the things that we are dealing with. people are living longer. i was very engaged with care coordination, wellness, how we coordinate care for our seniors
. there's been a lot of bumps, pretty big bumps along the way, and it has to do with new entrance into the u.s. as a country, as a political system. again, primarily through immigration. pushing the envelope, as it were, certainly from the standpoint of the majority established community. there's one example, and that's the experience of roman catholics in this country. again, because of major migrations from europe, but in that wave, primarily from roman catholic countries, you know, ireland and italy and poland and so forth, this was profoundly unsettling to the mainstream protestant establishment, and there were tensions and conflicts, but violence in places like philadelphia, fringe, -- for instance, where the original campus of bellanova was torched to the ground. that's in philadelphia, and one of the reasons, the real reason the precipitating reason had to do with bible reading in the public schools and whether, you know, catholic kids would be allowed to read, you know the delayed version rather than the king james version, and there were riots in the street, and the gover
 there is a big enough -- there is a big enough, you know, slow groundswell out there that it reacts with journalists. deeply younger and younger editors in charge with less and less background, with n controls around them. as long as the profits are coming in, it's a river of go >> i would agree with toby elliott because this is not the failure of the press completely. there is a culture, which allowed a sword at cheeky he to get completely out of control and brake or troll barn side of the law. >> the guardian others indeed have lots of other generous actually took seven years and not to expose her. so you know, do we get these? i would say they generally are good to read. >> i think it is important to say that we look at the certain part of the press suggest that the press. you have to look across the media. the media as a whole is fantastically mixed. we have lots and lots of forecast in print and online, phenomenal stuff. and if you look a
a bigger plan. or at least a big enough debt increase to carry the president beyond the next campaign. but the american people care about jobs, not politics. they want solutions that will restore confidence, credit and growth in the united states, and neither a default nor a two-year budget gimmick will accomplish that task. this bill will. i urge my colleagues on both sides to recognize that good politics is about doing what's right for the american people. let's take this opportunity, cut spending and put america back on a sound fiscal path to prosperity. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: mr. speaker, at this time i'd like to yield minutes to the distinguished gentlewoman from connecticut, ms. delauro. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from connecticut is recognized for two minutes. ms. delauro: mr. speaker, we are five days away from a historic, unprecedented and needless default. instead of acting responsibly and in a bipartisan way to raise the debt ceiling, the republican majority continues to hold the american economy ho
round table, a small business owner told me, quote, the government is out of control, it's too big and i don't like it, closed quote. well, i don't like it either and it's costing our country jobs. it's time for washington to do what's right. we need to make the tough choices necessary to get our nation's fiscal house in order. no one said it would be easy, but it is certainly necessary. the legislation before us will end unsustainable spending and put this nation back on a fiscal path. i urge my colleagues to support it. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from maryland continue to reserve? mr. van hollen: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey. mr. garrett: regarding what sort of amendment that thomas jefferson may have been looking for today whether we would be looking for in what we call a super majority or what have you, jefferson would be going even further than what we are doing here today and say that congress should not have the ability to borrow at all. the amendment we are putting fo
to start paying off the debt and cleaning up the mess that president obama and big spenders of both parties have given us in the past. we need to lower the debt ceiling. so that this never happens again. we can leave a better america for our children and grandchildren. after watching president obama's address the other night, it was pretty clear to me that he was making a campaign speech. he wants to raise taxes on job creators and small businesses. it would not go into effect until after reelection. he is promising trillions of dollars of future cuts but you and i know will never materialize. kind of reminds me of the cartoon character wimpy. i will pay you tomorrow for a hamburger today. i don't want to give him the hamburger. i would like to tell the president, the american people are smarter than this ponzi scheme he is trying to get us. we are not going to buy into it, are we? we need immediate and hefty spending cuts. we need to pay down our national debt. we need to do with a business does leggett overextended. it lowers the borrowing limit and find a way to pay off the debt. cut exp
amount as possible? >> they get a big of a deal. we will do it in a long term. >> it is a 1 month extension of the debt ceiling compared to doing it until 2012. >>, the risk is that you lose credibility in the markets about your willingness to experience a few did that, it would be important to send signals somehow that you have a plan. >> better to do it now than ever did in 2213 than a month at a time? >> thank you. >> thank you. thank you. i just have one question. in view is the largest holder of our treasury debt? is it the chinese government? is it the chinese institution? >> they have a lot of it. >> the reserve holdings is there. >> effectively, it became our debts and not paying this. we would be paying the chinese central bank. it would a probably raise the debt ceiling. there is used for the deficits that we face. we are trying to do that. ironically, when you do this, the irony and the priority is to the chinese central bank. it is lower on the pecking order. it would practically be seniors and social security recipients. that is the reality. >> the hearing record will
big story start out with a reporter and i would report bbb announced by the investigative jury where they may have brought information about the right context of the news editor. it is at that stage of the newspaper where the reporter knew the variety of information go out and check the allegation and come back. you can imagine every news aper gets a lot of information and only a percentage come a very small percentage make a vacation. are many layers who are consistent news editor to news editor. finally the story will coach the back bench, which will be the people that will oversee that story and we often talk to the reporter directly with questions and amendments to accompany the lawyer involved at this stage throughout the process and then finally the final publication will be made by the editor and how prominent it was. and obviously, it's a terrible news story. and it would've been covered covered by on newspapers and for a very long time the trial had been finished. >> for something like this, would it have been better to expect that it was the editor on duty that the lawyers
us a sense of what you think their capacity is? this is a very big issue. the amount of traffic increase going through this very delicate waterway is tricky systems where, again, most of the traffic we're talking about from pugot sound requires local pilots and a variety of things. these are important issues, so we're look to get your views on the record for that. >> i'll be pleased to provide that, thank you. >> thank you. mr. chairman? >> thank you. let me emphasize the last point with alaska and the border. if there's issues that you identify that may be gaps or you're unaware because the information isn't there, i think we need to know that because of the work. i know my state does. i know your state does with canada on a regular basis. they visit our offices fairly regular because of issues of trade and fish and many other things that i think it would be very important for us to know, and i think a part of our role should be to assist and make sure their standards equal -- obviously love to exceed, but at least equal to what we require at this moment. as you do that analys
private-sector jobs over the past 16 months. the recession caused more than 8 million. we still have a big hole to fill. each new job is good news for the people who are back at work. our economy as a whole just is not producing nearly enough jobs for everyone who was looking. we have always known that we have that ups and downs on our way back in this recession. the economy has groups. stuff headwinds -- the problems in greece and in europe along with uncertainty over the debt limit in the u.s. will be raised has also made businesses hesitant to invest more aggressively. the economic challenges that we face or not created overnight and they are not going to be solved overnight. the american people expect us to act on every single good idea that is out there. i read a letter after letter from people hit hard by this economy. none of them ask for much. some of them for their guts out in these letters. they want me to know that what they're looking for is is that we have done everything we can to make sure that they are rewarded when they are living up to the responsibility, when they are do
discretionary military spending, we have mandatory domestic and then we have these big entitlement programs. i would like a review on those kinds of cuts as it relates to your caution about shark cuts in the short term. >> there is already a good bit of fiscal contraction going on in the sense that there was a spending.up in the states and localities have done under continuous pressure because of limitations on their budgets, which has led them to be cutting. we have experienced a good deal of fiscal tightening. there are some headwinds in the economy. i cannot pick and choose among programs. you want to think about the desirability of these programs under their own merits. i want to be clear that cutting programs or raising taxes in ways that will reduce demand and spending and the ability of consumers to meet their bills and to purchase goods and services is going to slow the economy. that will offset some of the benefits of the cuts. it will reduce revenues and make the deficit worse in the short term. >> let me suggest an approach. it showed entitlement program spending that created the re
with this question. tomorrow, at your turn 40 years old. what are your hopes for the future? >> there is a big future. that is a future where we are all able to freely communicate our hopes and dreams and the historical record is an item that is completely -- it could never be changed, deleted, modified. that is something is -- that is my lifelong quest to do. from that, justice lows. -- flows. most of us are reasonably intelligent. if we communicate with each other, organize, and know what is going 9, and that is pretty much what it is all about. in the short term, it is that my staff stopped hassling. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] >> the head of the national institute of health talks about science and innovation in the u.s.. the state department calls on the syrian government to withdraw troops. that briefing is later. in case you just missed it, wikileaks founder in a forum in london. >> on tomorrows "washington journal," we continue our discussion on federal spending and the national debt. after that, pe
big contention with its additional training is proposed which prohibits any testing that allows any crewmember to opt out if they do not wish to physically participate, is that correct sir or am i reading this wrong? >> the homeland security act that i referred to to allow a crewmember who believed that they'd couldn't take a hands-on self-defense training was allowed to opt out. that was in the homeland security act language. >> i have a real big problem with that especially going through officer training and some of the training i have gone through. if they are going to be a vital member of the team as you have proposed and making sure that they know how to use deadly force and is imperative to national security, especially deadly force. you don't want to engage unless you know what you are doing. the big thing is and i've gone through enough physical training to understand this, as much as you need to know to give a punch or a clock, you have to know how to take one. so that was just my point and do you have something to say? >> i was going to say the way tsa began to implement t
. >> one of the big concerns i have heard from educators is that in using social media and classes, you have issues of online bullying and safety issues that would have to be grappled with. but that code of conduct is important, showing a principles and your teachers that you are using social media responsibly, that you are using it to further your education, to organize your student groups on campus, to promote your smart steams -- sports teams, and not negative behavior, i think that is an important step in having social media tools brought into the classroom and for you to be able to text in class. all the things that students want to do but are banned in schools, it is the responsible use, i think, that administrators are worried about. i am sure they see the value of it. but there are school safety concerns and things that trumped everything else. >> the one i was going to say -- a couple of things. your principal is not the first person to have the challenge to be convinced to bring technology for social media it into the classroom. recognize that the principle has to answer to a
, you will continue to participate in this important work. stepping into big shoes following general carteret. i thank him for his great service and i hope you will continue to tributaries expertise to national security debates in the future. i urge you to focus immediately upon confirmation on improving the acquisition process. the department and its industry partners have stumbled again and again in producing weapons systems at affordable costs that without question the services desperately need. your involvement is also needed in furthering cyberdefense strategy and nuclear strategy in ensuring we achieve success in the middle east and libya in ensuring the demand for budgetary reductions does not result in loss of capabilities in the military diminished and unable to respond the defense of our vital national interests. general fraser come you are following in the steps of two outstanding leaders that u.s. transportation, general mcnabb and general schwartz. i'm sure you'll receive excellent mentoring and advice from them. last year, dod released the mobility capabilities and requ
that is in over 100% increase since 2008. this presents a big challenge and one that we have no choice but to step up to meet if we are going to avoid many of the famous geeks we saw with the vietnam generation. but it is more than just the sheer number of new veterans that will be coming home that poses a challenge. it's also the extent of the month, host visible and invisible and the resources that will take to provide our veterans with quality care. to the wonders of myerson msn, citizens would be lost in previous conflicts are coming home to leopard and fulfilling life, but they will need a lifetime of care from the va here today, we will hear from the congressional budget office, the government accountability office, the rand corporation and iraq and afghanistan veterans of america appeared in an effort to help us quantify and understand these costs and ensure we can meet future needs of our veterans and their families. and today we are so fortunate to be joined by one of those brave family members, crystal nicely, who is not only a wife, but also a caregiver to her has been, bring corporal t
their responsibility? there were a different part of the stable. at times that is a big outfit. famous come to the conclusion pen. they would have the overall responsibility. it would not come. >> he would have heard that this was not the tone. they have this reputation as an investigator. he got on with it. he kept his cards very close to his chest. there were below them. that dangerous men. he did not want him on the bench. and not quite sure who else i could have gone too. they performed to the best of their ability. >> you have made their own judgment on that. >> thank you. >> thank you. i feel a little bit like i have fallen through the rabbit hole. you said that in the original investigation, you noticed no stone was left unturned. we wonder why there was a decision not to have exhausted analysis of this. there is no assessment of any additional victims. can you explain your role in that position and your assessment? >> i will pick of the mood of the committee. i had no involvement in that decision. i think they also had the evidence. they with their within the parameters. >> been mad
of these companies, big employers that have been out there for a long time exploring safely for american energy, they want to explore for american energy and go back to work but haven't been allowed to because of administration policies. but what is more absurd is, while the administration has had this permitorium where they won't let people go back to work, they have allowed the clock to continue ticking on the leases. you have a 10-year period of time. if the administration is saying, you can't properly develop your lease, that would be one thing if they said we are going to stop the clock where we as a administration go forward. all of our experts have said it has nothing to do with safety and hurting not only american energy production but american jobs. but the administration has said they will let the clock run. if you are playing a bnl game and the referee is holding the clock and you say i want to play by the rules and the referee is holding the ball and the clock continues to run and that is not fair. and the administration -- and the administration continues to do this. the house pass
. they are not complicated. reason this case was so big was because we didn't do anything. plain and simple. everybody wants to make this bigger than it is. like i said earlier, you don't have to -- i spent 19 years, 15 as a street agent and four in leading a street. you don't have the luxury or the right in my opinion as an atf agent to say i like this law or i like that law. you guys set the laws and we follow them. is up to me as an atf agent how best to make up an investigative technique and best practices. so i can make a case and presented to the u.s. attorney. i've done my job. now it is up to the u.s. attorney if he wants to prosecute or not. i'm going to bring the best case i can. in this case like i said earlier we have the atf prosecuting guidelines and best practices and we just threw it out the window. nobody got stopped. like i said earlier, how can you let somebody by 730 guns? at what point are you going to stop them? i am embarrassed. i have agents, guys who i consider american heroes, my friends, who i never thought would hear this who have told me since this broke, carlos i'm ashamed to c
companies from this themselves. that's pretty big money. and so anyway, we've got a real problem here and we want to do the right thing and we want to protect people and that's the end of me, so i call upon senator i ought. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i want to thank you for holding this important hearing. i know you and your staff with a great deal of time and effort into preparing report the committee released today. i also want to thank those that the federal and state levels was pursued against those perpetrating fraud on consumer satisfaction which recognized the somatic and income attorney general of illinois, with whom i worked with when i was the attorney general of new hampshire and she has been very given this scam an eye out welcome her this morning. from that decade, new hampshire has been responding to the practice commonly known as cramming. when it served as the state's top one person officer ever saw a consumer protection bureau as general madigan does come which included consumer protections were spoken brochures to provide individuals with information about how to protect a
that weren't possible before. some of us also did a big move to prices we have prizes happening now that people are doing some amazing things if we can think outside the box rather than a government program thinking about what we should do. we are trying to harness the experience of a broader set of americans to figure out how to accomplish goals and other things. so while the inherently governmental abuse is hard in our case, we are trying to focus nasa not on the lower its orbit. , that the harder stuff. you know, it's really exciting. there is one other rationale for why we do some of these things. and i look separately at the space station with a little different rationale. one of the things i hadn't appreciated when serving in the clinton administration is doing through hard trees is i bring the russians to table. but when that town, when there is a? in moscow affect to lean on the communication channels are broken down, what actually was amazing was the communication channels built around the space station rose up and helped us create a channel for communications to help move
this is incredibly important for people who are eligible for this. there is a big difference on the use between 80 and 72 and 65. they all involve human beings, and where i come from, people care about that. the 65% credit individuals is to dozen dollars out of pocket. that does not work in west virginia. when it was 80% after the recovery act, 33%, as i indicated in my questions, could not afford it. so we settled on 72%, and i would sure rather have a 72% than 65%. but i understand that the chairman has worked hard on this and i want to make that clear. so i will not push my amendment for a vote. i do want to make that point, this is not just about some ideological factor. this is about human beings. one of the differences, i guess, is that some care more about that than others. i will not push my amendment for a vote but i did want to make that point. >> that you, senator. >did you wish to offer an amendment? >> yes, sir, it is number 64. it requires the department of agriculture -- >> i am sorry, i wanted to speak on this amendment. if i could ask my colleague to withhold for a second. >> than
the pictures of all of the former president's with a very large and big smile with mubarak. they put out a new book, the embassy put out a new book. president obama is on the cover and it shows all of the previous people, republican and democrat, who have been with this administration so a lot of the fault lies. we will see with this find is in this country when these issues are offered because i think there's a lot of blame right here in of river city and by republicans and democrats. the coptic christians and frankly i don't want to see the coptic christians leave egypt. they will not be the middle east and for too long people up here and in the previous administration has been reluctant to advocate for those who are being persecuted because they are christians, whether it be in afghanistan, whether it be in pakistan or in the egypt and all over, the two questions that i have. how many convictions have there been over the last several years? and how many occasions do you know where the american embassy has advocated for these cases? because generally been there is a problem for the members g
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